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Fall Convocation

Yesterday, we gathered together to kick off the 2013-14 academic year at Fall Convocation. It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Colorado as the community packed into Shove Chapel and we welcomed students back to campus.

Following a speech from this year’s student body president, Isaac Green ‘14, we presented two Colorado College alumni with honorary degrees.

  • Susan Tachau ‘76 has dedicated her life to helping individuals living with disabilities find the resources they need to pursue their dreams and be active participants in their communities. Now, as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, Susan continues to focus on providing opportunities for independent living for people with all kinds of disabilities. Professor Mark Smith, department of economics and business, was Susan’s faculty sponsor.
  • Professor Paul Franco ‘78 has committed his life to teaching and learning. After graduating from CC with a degree in political science, Paul went on to earn his PhD at the University of Chicago. Since 1990, he has been a professor of political science at Bowdoin College. As evident in the inspiring speech, “From a Small College to a Small College in Maine,” Paul’s life was greatly impacted by his alma mater and his mentor, Professor Tim Fuller.

It was a wonderful ceremony and the perfect way to begin the 140th academic year at Colorado College.

Opening Convocation 2013 outside

1 Comment

  1. Mardie Zehner says:

    Fabulous news, Susan! And well-deserved.

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